The Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture is devoted to the promotion, integration and advancement of Puerto Rican arts and culture by presenting exhibitions and programming created to enhance the visibility and importance of the rich Puerto Rican arts tradition. The Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture (IPRAC), a member of Museums in the Park, gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous support of all of IPRAC’s activities.


IPRAC is about the past, present and future. It provides a one-of-a-kind showcase for the vast array of traditional and contemporary Puerto Rican arts. It tells the story of the contributions of people from Puerto Rico in the making of this city and of this nation. It is a cultural center for all people.

By virtue of its location, in the heart of Chicago’s Puerto Rican community, IPRAC offers a unique insight into the Puerto Rican experience that is not offered by any other institution; a facility that can merge major art, historic and anthropological exhibitions with authentic community lectures and workshops.

IPRAC is truly a place where preservation meets inspiration.